From fashion-forward commuters on the street, to seeing the pop of colour peppering runways across several brands, any trend-spotter can witness the influence Pantone has. Calling themselves the “Authority of Colour”, Pantone developed a universal colour matching system which is used worldwide to identify trendy shades down to the tint. Every year, they unveil the Colour of the Year – a reflection of the global mood and a pivotal role of influence in the fashion industry
If you haven’t heard, the colour of Pantone 2020 is Classic Blue. Timeless and enduring, the blue hue was chosen to highlight calm, confidence and connection – endearments to build on for the new decade.
In a nod to Pantone, the Sift & Pick Style Editors have curated a few colour trends to keep an eye on this year in addition to Classic Blue. Stand out from the crowd with these bags and accessories in various on-trend shades.
Let’s throwback a little and be reminded of 2019’s Pantone shade – Coral! A delightful warm colour that sets the right balance between mellow and vibrant, coral pink is a great way to introduce a touch of colour to your monochrome outfit, without being too ostentatious.
Not ready to pick such a pinkish hue, apart from your usual monochromes? Consider adding smaller accessories to your sartorial game, such as the “Arch” Slim Genuine Leather Wallet by Cozee or the limited, handmade Bloom Beauty Bar Kanazawa’s Pure Gold Leaf Earrings with Coral Coloured Shells.
Be Bold, Not Boring! Make a bold fashion statement this year and try out Scarlet – a brighter tone of red to add that slight sizzle to your daily outfits with Ruby Red Triple Drop Earrings from Jewel County. We highly recommend you make room in your wardrobe for the Quintessential Everyday Tote in Scarlet Red – a sleek, roomy bag made of lightweight goat leather for every occasion.
If you’re looking for a more iconic handbag, feast your eyes on Louie Ooie’s Betty Bag in Scarlet. Made of genuine cow leather, this bag also features eco-friendly polyester lining and gold satin plating metal hardware. Still not feeling the heat? Check out Yasar bag’s Flap Bag With Chain – Crimson Red in the flaming shade for your pick!
Reflecting its namesake of being the most expensive spice in the world – Saffron’s rich and striking yellow effuses regality while also spicing up your outfit. Add this shade of summer to your daily look with MARHEN.J’s Rico Mini Lemon Yellow.
Fancy a bag which can take you from a mundane day at the office, to a night out in town? Look no further than Korean label – OSTKAKA’s Kadel Bag. Its practical form melded with feminine design touches such as its hard base and roomy interior with inner pocket, is a sure-win in our books.
A pop of bright colour – Orange Peel every now and then is a sure way to brighten up your entire look. Let alone with flowers too – wabinal’s Kimono Clutch Bag in Orange has us swooning with its floral print, and versatility to be used 3 ways! It is designed with interior hardware to enable you to attach your own bag chains to carry it as a sling, or simply use it as a clutch or tote. Similar bag versatility applies to L.T.L Craftsman’s Tree Line Orange Folding Bag too.
With a right mix of industrial grey and tints of blue – Ash to achieve the fine line between serious and lightheartedness, give yourself a constant reminder of living a balanced life with this Mini Wallet by Thai Brand Wove. Featuring saffiano and snakeskin textures, this wallet also has a detachable coin pocket for extra functionality.
In need of a bigger reminder of achieving zen? How about the Belarusian label: Alel’s Large Basket Bag, a work of art that is accented with polished silver detailing and also includes a hidden key and a padlock. This wicker look-a-like bag is actually made of Italian genuine leather inside-out. Also, ITSBAG’s ELVA Shoulder Bag is available in this timeless shade.
It may be 2020, but denim never dies. This wardrobe staple shade of blue – Faded Denim is versatile and timeless, simply a great addition to anyone’s style palette. If you’re looking for a few variations of the blue hue, check out ALICE MARTHA’s Rosie Bag in Blue or OSTKAKA’s Lycka Glam Bag – Mint that are both perfect for a day out to town!
Looking for something even more casual and that goes with everything? Look no further than Lucy Pop Bag in Sky Blue by MARHEN.J and Little Twin Stars Bucket Bag – Blue by THE SOPHIA LABEL, both with simple modern designs and vivid colour.
Edging nearer to our 2020 Pantone colour, would be Navy Blazer – a fainter, trendier variation of the usual solemn shade. You could consider adding a little sparkle to your repertoire with CHRISTINE PROJECT’s Sparkling Style Bag and Snake Wallet. Functional and stylish, this is one piece in your collection that will certainly spark joy.
Here are more items inspired by the Navy Blazer shade, to sharpen your whole look: “Twenty-six” Handbag In Marine by PACHA and Elia Mini Navy by Ella & Glo. Also, go ahead and incorporate this shade with ANODD’s Bazas Leather Bucket Bag in Navy Blue – accented with yellow trim and straps; this bucket bag can be used as a shoulder bag or a sling.
Last but not least, we present to you a slew of Sift & Pick selections to commemorate the Pantone colour 2020 – Classic Blue. The colour was picked due to the shade being reminiscent of the sky at dusk – evoking feelings of what comes next in 2020.
Or take the shade with you wherever you go with Woodview’s Square Wood Handle Tote in Deep Blue. The Thai brand combines modern techniques with traditional and eco-friendly materials to produce ‘one of a kind’ bags for you. Also, don’t get washed away in the crowd, and stand out with these showstoppers in Classic Blue: Monique Bangkok’s Jaychewin Daniel Mini Tote and unionobjet’s Clear Bag – Blue.
Anyone out there in need of a short holiday getaway? This handmade blown-glass Mount Fuji Design Prosperity Sake Wine Cup from Toyo-Sasaki Glass will be a constant reminder of a snowy winter night to motivate you to work harder for your next holiday.
Don’t get ocean eyes if you missed out on the hottest bags or accessories and kickstart 2020 with these Pantone shade inspired items, to chase your blues away. Pun fully intended. If you’ve other shades that you were looking out for, head to explore the rainbow of colours that we have curated for you.